Who We Are

Our History

Established in 1994, Hope Hall School provides an opportunity for “at-risk” or “educationally stranded” children to become successful lifelong learners. Serving students in grades 3 through 12 from 19 school districts in the Greater Rochester Area, Hope Hall’s nurturing, non-threatening, creative atmosphere encourages students to take risks in learning and helps them reverse the cycle of academic failure. Hope Hall’s collaborative approach to learning connects faculty, staff and families as team members in a community of learning. Students previously considered to be educationally “at risk” experience academic success, not only at Hope Hall, but also in high school and beyond.

Our Mission

Hope Hall School is a private, non-sectarian, not-for-profit school designed for students with special learning needs who consistently experience frustration in the traditional classroom setting. Hope Hall is committed to the belief that when students are given respect and enough time in a supportive, multi-sensory learning environment, they can become successful learners.

Our Vision

Hope Hall School will expand to meet the unique learning needs of a greater number of children who are unsuccessful in traditional educational settings. Hope Hall will be recognized as a model for educational reform.

Our Core Beliefs

We believe that:

  • Given enough time and the right learning environment, all children can learn.
  • A holistic approach to learning nurtures the mind, spirit, and body of each learner.
  • A collaborative approach to learning connects student, family, faculty, and staff, volunteers, and supporters as team members in a community of learners.
  • All people deserve respect.
  • Students empowered with strong self-esteem are willing to take risks, be challenged, act with courage and confidence, and advocate for themselves.
  • Students must assume their role as local, national, and global citizens through service to others.
  • Diversity enriches us and common values unite us.

Our Core Values

We Value:
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Service to Others
  • Cooperation and Collaboration
  • Nurturing the Common Good
  • High Moral and Ethical Standards